Monday, October 15, 2012

Furgal Healthy Goats Milk Soap

Here at Rustic Farm Living everything I do is done with natural products, it's the reason behind the title Rustic. I am not big on pesticides, or any other chemicals used in commercial products. Did you know Goats Milk has many great properties you may not know. I've been making and using it for years!
The problem with commercial products they have ingredients with names you can't even pronounce, much less know what they are. So why would anyone put them on there skin.
Goat milk soap goes as far back as ancient Egypt where Cleopatra bathed in goats milk. It does not contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol, petroleum, and preservatives. It's also effective in treating psoriasis, eczema, acne, as well as other skin problems and irritations.

                         Benefits of Goat Milk Soap

Goat milk contains healthy vitamins and nutrients that are very nourishing for your skin. These include vitamins A, C, E, and some B vitamins. It contains amino acids, citric acid, enzymes, unsaturated fatty acids and zinc. In addition, goat milk soap contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid often found in skin rejuvenation products. Alpha hydroxy acid helps get rid of dead skin cells and leaves healthy new cells at the surface. Goats milk also has a low pH — very similar to the pH of your skin. This promotes moisturizing and helps prevent dryness and skin irritations.
Another question commonly asked is whether it is safe for children. A plain goat milk soap is safe for children, although no ingredients are added to prevent stinging if it gets in their eyes. If your child tolerates this well, you can go on to try a soap with natural ingredients, such as oatmeal or honey, but with no essential oils. Chamomile and calendula are oils that are especially gentle and soothing to young or sensitive skin. It is wise to use one kind of soap for a period of time before moving on to another to be sure there is no sensitivity to the skin.
Although I use to make my own goat's milk soap, I did not use crisco shortening, a bit too greasy for my taste. I now purchase it from Ellacoldi and love it . It is a bit pricey but I find it's worth every penny. 

I stopped making soap as I am so busy gardening more, not only outside, but inside my home as well. Yes, growing my own lettuce in the house year round. I'll get into that on another post.

<3 Pamela